Requesting volunteers for the Board of Directors of Parkinson Québec

12 December 2019

Being a member of a Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to share your experience and develop your skills.


Requesting volunteers for the Board of Directors

Parkinson Québec is currently recruiting volunteers to fill openings on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of 14 people (some members will be appointed for a term of two (2) years in spring 2019).



The Board of Directors should include a diversity of skills, leadership and critical vision in the governance of Parkinson Québec. The ideal candidate must have

  • A sense of volunteering involvement
  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to express themselves and…

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Advances in Parkinson’s Disease research in 2019 at a glance

11 December 2019

The year 2019 was particularly fruitful for researchers studying Parkinson’s Disease. Whether it was basic research (to acquire new knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of the disease), or clinical research (directly with patients), this year brought many avenues of hope for the entire Parkinson’s community.

Why is research on Parkinson’s advancing more slowly than we’d like?


Before reviewing the major research advances, it is important to understand why Parkinson’s research progresses so slowly. Here are a few explanations:

Each patient living with Parkinson’s Disease is different. It is therefore difficult to develop a drug that meets everyone’s needs.

Lots of promising clinical…

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closing during the holidays

2 December 2019

We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed from December 23 to January 3 for the holiday season.

The entire Parkinson Québec team will be back on January 6, 2020.

We invite you to contact the following specialized resources if you wish to speak directly to someone:

  • Écoute entraide
    The line is aimed at people with all kinds of problems, including:
    – Calls related to mental health
    – Depression
    – Anxiety
    – Solitude and isolation
    – Separation
    – Family problems, etc.

Montreal: 514 278-2130 / Toll-free: 1 844 294-2130
The crisis line is available 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.

  • Info-Santé: 811


  • Centre…

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A nutritional supplement to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease?

30 October 2019

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body’s antioxidants, glutathione, and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Larger studies are warranted to validate these preliminary but exiting findings.

The destruction of dopamine nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease appears to result in large part due to oxidative stress which lowers levels of glutathione, a chemical produced by all the cells of the body to counteract oxidative stress.

Interestingly, glutathione levels in the substantia nigra of people who passed away with Parkinson’s are close to null. In…

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24h Tango 2019

On December 6 and 7, the 24h of Tango for Parkinson Québec comes back in force for its 4th edition. On the program, live music with Cambalache Tango, demonstrations by students and teachers, trial classes, themes, snacks, a luxury musical selection by their guest DJs and more.

Join this festive and unifying dance event during which Tango Libre hopes to raise $10,000.

The event is aimed at tango dancers, but will also offer activities for the general public.

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at

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